Dengue unbridled in Delhi, 531 new patients found in a week, maximum cases in these 4 areas
The havoc of dengue is increasing in the country's capital Delhi. According to the data, 1 thousand 537 patients of dengue have been found so far in Delhi.
The havoc of dengue is increasing in the country's capital Delhi. According to the data, 1 thousand 537 patients of dengue have been found so far in Delhi. Out of these, 6 patients have also died. In the last one week alone, 531 new cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi-NCR. Not only this, 1 thousand 196 cases of dengue have been reported in October alone, whereas before this 217 cases were reported in September.
These figures are enough to tell that dengue is now becoming out of control in the capital. According to the data released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, this is the third time in the last 5 years when so many dengue cases have been reported in October. Earlier, 1,517 dengue patients were reported in 2016 and 2,022 in 2017. Whereas, there were 1,114 case reports in 2018, 787 in 2019 and 346 in 2020.
Not only this, so far 6 people have died due to dengue in Delhi this year. This number is the highest since 2017. There were 10 deaths each in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, 4 patients died in 2019, 2 in 2019 and one patient died of dengue.
According to the data released by the Municipal Corporation, the maximum number of 134 cases have been reported in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation last week. After that 127 patients appeared in South Delhi Municipal Corporation and 69 patients in East Delhi Municipal Corporation. At the same time, till now maximum 122 cases have been reported in South Delhi, 120 cases in Central Delhi, 96-96 cases in Shah (South) and West Delhi. At the same time, 89 cases have come to Najafgarh.
In view of the increasing dengue cases in Delhi, the Center has also come into action mode. In view of the increasing dengue cases in the capital, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a review meeting on Monday. In this review meeting, Health Minister Mandaviya said that many poor people are not treated properly and their death is not reported. He said that there should be grassroots initiatives like identification of hotspots, fogging and timely treatment. He said that the states where dengue cases are increasing, a team of experts is also being sent from the center there.